Sportsong of the Week #19


"Sports Song"

'Weird Al' Yankovic

2014

(C) RCA Records

Sportsong of the Week #19 portrays the true feeling every sports fan has for his own team and the opposing team: 'we're great, you suck! It's Weird Al Yankovic song parody 'Sports Song' from 2014, where he is backed up by an entire army of a traditional marching band.

For those who don't know: Alfred Matthew 'Weird Al' Yankovic is an American multimedia superstar. He is a singer, songwriter, parodist, actor, director, producer, author and satirist. He is best known for his humorous songs that make fun of popular culture. He has sold more than 12 million albums, recorder more than 150 parody and original songs and has performed more than 1.000 live shows. Furthermore he has won four Grammy Award. Now you know!

'Sport Song' finds Al and his band backed up by an entire marching band, sauntering down the football field as they sing the praises of their team. The team that's going to kick the butt of your team! Because well, your team sucks! This song boils down every fight song you've ever heard or sang at a sporting event to it's most basic parts: we're are better than you, our team rules, yours sucks. Even if your own team has been sucking for a long time: 'OK, full disclosure/ we’re not that great/ but nevertheless, you suck.' Watch the video above, read the lyrics below, because it's gonna give you a smile to start the weekend. 'Weird Al' did it again! And remember: your team will always be the greatest!

Full lyrics "Sports Song" - 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Your sports team is vastly inferior That simple fact is plainly obvious to see We’re gonna kick your collective posterior Of course you realize we’re speaking figuratively Our stats are thoroughly impressive Our coach really has the Midas touch Our players are fast and strong and brave And your guys, eh, not so much In fact we’ve played teams across the nation And you’re the worst one we’ve come across Try to assimilate that information And it just might help you cope with your impending loss Oh, and if somehow we are still failing To effectively articulate the points at hand Allow us now to summarize them in a manner That your feeble brains can understand We’re great (we’re great) And you suck (you suck) We’re great (we’re great) And you suck (you suck) We’re great (we’re great) And you suck (you suck) You see there’s us (we’re great) And then there’s you (you suck) We’re really, really great (really great) In contrast, you really suck (really suck) Okay, full disclosure, we’re not that great But nevertheless, you suck Your sports team will soon suffer swift defeat That theory’s backed up by empirical evidence We’re gonna grind up your guys into burger meat Again, of course, we’re speaking in the figurative sense What’s the use of even going through the motions When you know that you’re gonna lose anyhow So why don’t you save us all some time And give up now (you suck!)


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